Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spirituality for IDAHOBIT Day 2018

This painting presents one figure with outstretched arms in an invitational stance - allowing the heart to be vulnerable, open. Draped with an interpretation of the pride flag this beloved symbol has become part of the body, large and inseparable. Here the LGBTQ community is honored for choosing courageous paths to peace and justice over hate, time and again. I was inspired by Joseph’s “coat of many colors” from the Book of Genesis who invariably chose the ethical journey, which the community repeatedly does. Behind this very still figure are doves symbolizing the inherent sanctity and sacredness of this being, something that sadly remains unknown and unseen by those who reject, do not accept and are violent against the LGBTQ community.

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